Dr. Rosanne M. Crooke is a volunteer who will serve on the n-Lorem Board of Directors. Dr. Crooke received a B.A. degree in Biology at Williams College and Ph.D. in Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is vice president of Cardiovascular Research at Ionis Pharmaceuticals and one of the founding members of the company. From 1989-2000, she managed a research group at Ionis and characterized the in vitro toxicological and pharmacokinetic parameters of antisense agents. For the past 19 years, she has been responsible for leading the cardiovascular, metabolic, renal research program at Ionis Pharmaceuticals. In this position, multiple drugs to treat cardiovascular, metabolic and renal diseases have been identified and advanced to the clinic. During her tenure at Ionis, she as authored more than 110 primary research manuscripts, reviews and book chapters, and is an inventor on more than 67 issued patents. She also serves on the board of the Deuel Lipid Conference and the Akcea Therapeutics Scientific Advisory board.